Tag archive: consolidation

Blog, Insights

From 3GSM to IoTernity

There is always something to celebrate at Mobile World Congress. This is the 12th time it’s being hosted by Barcelona, and the Mobile World Capital is thus leaving Cannes on the French Riviera safely behind in the record books. Though some of us have very fond memories of Cannes, perhaps because the industry was smaller […]
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Engagements, Strategy

Strategy Analysis: Fixed-Mobile Convergence

With the trend of consolidation and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) across Europe, many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are examining the relevance of this trend to their business. The client commissioned Northstream to formulate a strategic framework considering various FMC scenarios and drivers. Northstream’s methodology set out to firstly define a set of potential strategic options to […]
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In-market consolidation – more critical than crossing borders

Some argue that European operators need bigger scale, achieved through cross-border consolidation, in order to become global players and increase their ability to invest and expand. Consolidation through M&As seems inevitable in Europe, but before greeting potential cross-border consolidation, it appears that in-country consolidation is the next (and more viable) step, much to the objection of telecom regulators or competition authorities.
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Published February 18, 2014 in , , , , .

Engagements, Sourcing

Procurement of datacenter capacity as a service, for supporting and evaluating long term main site consolidation strategy

Northstream consultants were asked to take responsibility of procuring datacenter capacity as a service, for an European operator. A current main site (one of the most critical nodes in their network), quickly approached end of life, while a new strategy to procure the datacenter capacity as a service had been initiated. This main site was […]
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